Newport Beach, CA, October 8, 2015 – Side-Kick Games, leading cross-platform mobile VR game publisher, has announced an advisory board of esteemed videogame and VR industry executives, including David De Martini, Elad Dubzinski, Dan Offner, John Spinale, and Oren Tversky.
Additionally, a new office was opened in Newport Beach to support Side-Kick’s aggressive publishing efforts and commitment to building a diverse portfolio, with 5 mobile VR games slated to release this year.
“We are thrilled to have secured such an esteemed leadership team of reputable creators, curators and game publishing executives within our advisory board,” said Guy Bendov, CEO. “They all bring incredible experience and share Side-Kick’s vision of bringing fun, multi-platform mobile VR games to the mass market quickly”.
“I am excited to be on the advisory board and actively help in structuring an exciting new VR publishing house,” said David De Martini. “Side-Kick is uniquely positioned with their expertise in mobile VR across platforms, and their ability to scale and quickly bring games for the rapidly evolving market is impressive”.
Dan Offner, one of the early investors in Oculus, said, “Side-Kick Games has a history of creating high quality mobile games, and they’re pioneering cross-platform mobile VR development with cutting-edge technology and incredibly immersive experiences. I look forward to our partnership in bringing fun and accessible entertainment to the mobile VR market”.
Side-Kick Games started as one of the largest and most experienced game studios in Israel. The new office in Newport Beach focuses on mobile VR game publishing, partnering with Google Cardboard, Samsung’s Gear VR, Merge VR and other headset makers targeting a share in the $20 Billion VR market.
About the Advisory Board:
David De Martini
David De Martini is the CEO of De Martini Consulting, providing business development and strategy consulting in the Virtual Reality, Gaming, Entertainment and eCommerce industries. He formerly served as the head of worldwide publishing at Oculus VR, and as senior vice president of global online and e-commerce at Electronic Arts.
Elad serves as Lucid’s COO. Prior to Lucid, Elad served as CEO of Extreme Reality, and EVP International Business Development at Ness Technologies.
Dan Offner is the founder and attorney of O&A, P.C., which provides transactional and general counsel services to companies that are inventing the future. He was formerly general counsel for Oculus VR and chair of the interactive entertainment practice group at Loeb & Loeb LLP.
John Spinale is a founding member and general partner of JAZZ Venture Partners, a private investment partnership investing in neuroscience-based digital technology companies that seek to improve human performance. John was formerly senior vice president of social games at Disney Interactive, and vice president of games and media at OnLive.
Oren Tversky is vice president business development at Matterport. He was previously VP, business development at Unity Technologies and head of business development at mobile operating system vendor Symbian.
About Side-Kick Games
Side-Kick is a mobile VR game developer and publisher dedicated to bringing widely accessible entertainment to mobile VR. Side-Kick fuels the market with a quality portfolio of successful brands and games adapted for all current mobile VR platforms. In partnership with market leaders such as Samsung, Oculus, Google and Merge, Side-Kick brings fun, immersive experiences to mobile VR.
Side-Kick was founded by veteran games industry entrepreneurs in 2010 and has worked with gaming companies such as Disney, Square Enix and Rovio as well as tech leaders such as PrimeSense, Intel and Google to deliver cutting-edge games. Learn more at http://www.sidekickvrgames.com/